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Slowing Down a Faster Game - Lessons from the Montreal Canadiens On How To Win

Fri, 2014-05-23 16:17

When you go from the minors to the big leagues the game really speeds up. Athletes often mention this with a sense of awe in their voice. Partly it is that they are playing with and against the “greats” of the game; they can’t believe they are on the ice with Martin St. Louis and PK. Partly it is that the game is simply and noticeably faster. I play beer league hockey and when I go to a Canadiens game I am always amazed at how much faster they are on the ice.

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Fri, 2014-05-23 11:08
On March 13, 2014, the Order’s Board of Directors awarded the title of FCPA to nine exceptional members.
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 I'll Have an MBA with Engineering on Top ...

Fri, 2014-05-23 10:54

Jill Russell completed a master’s in management straight after her undergraduate degree. So two decades later, when the 43-year-old started thinking about boosting her qualifications to embark on her next career step, she felt that the most obvious choice — an MBA — would be like going over old ground.

... With that in mind, she decided on an international master's in practising management, an alternative to an MBA that is taught across five sites - at Lancaster University in the UK, but also at business schools in India, China, Brazil and Canada.

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An Eco-friendly Exodus: Heavy Industry in Beijing 环保政策

Fri, 2014-05-23 10:37

Usman W. Chohan (楚浩云) is an MBA candidate at Desautels with a Concentration in Strategy and Leadership. He is currently on an MBA exchange in Beijing, at a joint program between Tsinghua School of Economics (SEM) and MIT. The following piece is based on his work on Economics and Urbanization Trends in Asia.

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"If These Walls Could Talk: The Mutual Construction of Organizational Space and Legitimacy," Organization Science

Wed, 2014-05-21 17:08

Authors: de Vaujany, François-Xavier; Vaast, Emmanuelle

Publication: Organization Science, May-June 2014


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Warren Buffett and Tech Stocks: Why Doesn't the Oracle's 'Common Joe' Portfolio Include Apple or Google?

Fri, 2014-05-09 15:20

With Mr. Buffett's annual celebration last weekend and some grumbling about his failure to beat the market in four of the last five years, people keep reminding me of a piece I wrote in 1996 for Dow Jones about Buffett's portfolio. 

... Reuven Brenner holds the Repap Chair at McGill's Desautels Faculty of Management, serves on the Board of McGill's Pension Fund, and is a member of its investment committee. Brenner's last book is World of Chance (2008).

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Jacob Files for Bankruptcy

Fri, 2014-05-09 15:20

Women’s clothing retailer Jacob has filed for bankruptcy and will be liquidating inventory at all 92 of its stores across Canada in the coming weeks. Jamie Orchard talks with Karl Moore, a professor in McGill University’s Faculty of Management about Montreal’s retail industry.

Watch full interview: Global Montreal, May 7, 2014 

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Step Aside Fashion Week – Habs Fashion Is Taking Over Montreal

Fri, 2014-05-09 15:20

You don’t have to walk far down the streets of Montreal to see what’s on everyone’s mind. Habs fans all over the city are boasting their hockey pride with that red, white and blue.

From keeping it simple to going all out, playoff fashion has taken on a life of its own.

... Robert Soroka, a Marketing professor from the McGill Desautels Faculty of Management, insists the symbolism of “the jersey” is all about wanting to be a part of that famous team spirit.

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5N Plus Holds Its Annual Meeting of Shareholders and Appoints New Chairman of the Board

Fri, 2014-05-09 15:20

5N Plus Inc., the leading producer of specialty metal and chemical products, held its Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders yesterday in Montreal, Quebec. 

... Ms. Nathalie Le Prohon (BCom'84) is a professional board member with over 30 years of extensive experience in management and consulting including 20 years in senior executive positions at IBM in Montreal, Québec City, Toronto and Paris including her last position as Vice President Strategic Outsourcing Sales, IBM Global Services. 

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In Haiti, Making Social Sustainability Essential to Apparel Factory Life

Tue, 2014-05-13 17:22

Threads 4 Thought, Boxercraft, Arcade Fire and OSP Group are just a few of the customers placing production with Industrial Revolution II (IRII), and if you asked them why they chose the Port-au-Prince, Haiti-based apparel factory, they'd surely point to its high quality knit tops and bottoms, competitive pricing and proximity to North American markets, but there's another reason these companies are drawn to IRII: because of its social mission.

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